Bargaining

CWA District 3 Contract Expiration Countdown

Bargaining with AT&T Southeast (Bellsouth Telecommunications) is set to begin on June 24, 2019. The current contracts are set to expire at midnight on August 4, 2019. We are accepting contract suggestions until March 29, 2019. If you would like to submit your own suggestions, but don’t know where to begin, read what other’s have already suggested below. Remember that the most popular suggestions will take precedence when they are ranked by the bargaining teams, so if you see any that you agree with, submit one for that topic in your own name.


BST CORE AGREEMENT

Art.

Bargaining Suggestion

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3.06 Remove open ended scheduling for Sales Consultants 2
5.07 Available periods posted per 5.07A shall remain constant during the applicable year 1
5.07B5 Employees shall have 1 guaranteed Optional Holiday selection 1
5.05H Flex time to be used in 15 minute increments 2
6 Defined Attendance Guidelines 1
6 One emergency excused absence per year 1
6.02 Excused sick days 2
6.02A1 All sick days paid at 20 years NCS 1
6.04 Defined bereavement time (Not at manager discretion) 2
12 Exclude discipline from disqualifying vacancy bid 1
14 Keep Article 14 6
18 Reduce time retention of disciplinary entries 1
19 Lower health insurance costs 6
19 Offer HSA accounts 1
19 3 tier insurance plan (like management has) 2
19 Increase pension contributions and 401k match 1
24 Reinstate the Partnership Program with increased funding 1
Apx. A-II Eliminate wage zones 4
Apx. B-I General wage increases 5
Apx. B-I Greater wage increase for Wire Tech 2
Apx. B-II Retirement eligible @ age 60/15 yrs NCS 1
Apx. B-III Improve SSP pay 2
Apx. C-XVII Add boot allowance to uniform program 2
Ntwk.Ad. p316 Make it easier to bump a Wire Tech 3
UFO S-1.02 Remove Wire Tech from Addendum 10
UFO S-4 Weekends off 1
UFO S-4.01 One worked weekend a month 1
UFO S-4.01 Add a second CW 4
UFO S-4.05 OT limit @ 10&12 (like core) 3
UFO S-4.15 Add boot allowance to Work Apparel 3
UFO S-5.05 Vacation eligibility years amended from/to: 7/5, 15/10, 25/15 & add 6th week at 25 years 1
UFO S-5.12 More demand days 1
UFO S-5.15 Excused sick days 3
UFO S-6.03 Layoff by seniority only 1
UFO S-11 Pay differential for WTs performing DTV work 1
Cust Mkt Ad Bring more contracted call center work back to bargaining unit 1
Cust Mkt Ad Reduce the percentage of at risk money for Sales Consultants 1
N/A Ethics investigations performed by independent 3rd party. 1


BST UTILITY OPERATIONS

Art.

Bargaining Suggestion

Total

3 Double time rules like core techs 2
3B Paid OT for time worked on all scheduled off days 1
3B Reduce the 18 hr/wk mandatory OT rule 1
4 Optional holidays like core agreement 1
5 Paid sick days (up to 7/yr) 1
5 An additional paid personal day per each year of service 1
Apx. A General wage increases 5
Apx. A Better pension 1



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